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Williams reflects on Bar Council top role

Bermuda Bar Council president Justin Williams is to step down after two years in the role. Mr Williams said the last two years had seen “significant advances”, including the introduction of conditional fees, which means failure to win a case means no fee. He added...

Bermuda Bar gathers to honour retiring justices

Members of the Bermuda Bar gathered at a special sitting on Friday morning to thank the Rt Hon Justice Zacca, President of the Court of Appeal and Sir Anthony Evans, both of whom have retired from the Court of Appeal Circuit. Sir Scott Baker has been appointed as its...

Standing Committee On Judicial, Legal Services

              Governor George Fergusson has appointed a Standing Committee on Judicial and Legal Services to advise him on his Constitutional responsibilities relating to the Judiciary. These include his power to appoint Judges and Magistrates and to make decisions...

Bar Association to look at legal fees

By Rebecca Zuill- Royal Gazette The structure of legal fees is under review by the Bermuda Bar Association. The President of the Bar Association Justin Williams has formed a subcommittee to consider whether conditional or contingency fee arrangements are feasible for...

Law students make their points in law case contest

From: The Royal Gazette Bermudian law students tested their skills in front of the Chief Justice and other top lawyers during an event in memory of late Puisne Judge Hector Barcilon. The students argued a hypothetical civil case about a child who was injured when she...

Court veteran honoured after 51 years of service

By Elizabeth Roberts- Royal Gazette A longserving member of the Supreme Court staff has been honoured upon her retirement after more than 50 years of service. Assistant Registrar Betty Mroz was presented with an engraved plaque, a picture and travel gift certificate...

Madoff liquidator pursues $80m held in the Bank of Bermuda

Madoff liquidator pursues $80m held in the Bank of Bermuda Liquidators of Bernard Madoff's company are going after around $80 million being held in the Bank of Bermuda that they believe could be used to help pay off the convicted fraudster's swindled investors. Last...

Guest worker faces fatal car crash charges

Guest worker faces fatal car crash charges A British guest worker was yesterday accused of causing the death of Winston 'Yogi' Burrows, the man who died in last weekend's fatal car crash. Arctic Airconditioning and Refrigeration worker Luke Armstrong, of Southampton,...

Senator John McCain Visits Bermuda

Senator John McCain Visits Bermuda A former Naval aviator, he spent plenty of time at sea during his trip, enjoying a sight-seeing tour hosted by prominent Bermudian lawyer Justin Williams on his 43-foot motor yachtJustified. Speaking as he prepared to fly home...

Blair goes fishing with Bermuda lawyer

Tony Blair was treated to a fishing trip by a leading Bermuda-based lawyer during his recent controversial holiday. The Prime Minister took a four-hour expedition on 30ft motor yacht Knot Guilty, owned by Justin Williams, whose clients include  major banks in Bermuda....